A Guide to the Best Vancouver Wedding Venues
Look at the sparkly diamond ring on your finger! You’ve announced the exciting news to your family and friends. Now it’s time to start wedding planning. Everyone wants to know where and when this dreamy love fete will be taking place! Ironically one of the most exciting decisions for a couple to make is also one of the most difficult ones. Are you looking for your dream wedding venue in Vancouver? The main issue we hear from couples is there are so many wonderful Vancouver wedding venues to choose from. What a great problem to have!
To help with your decision we would like to share our top 12 places for tying the knot. These are all gorgeous, iconic locations that we love. All are in a stunning location, have wonderful service, lovely atmosphere and overall great space for a wedding celebration. We recommend you set your guest numbers then look at venues that can cater to your needs. Don’t fall in love with a venue that is too small. Make sure there is a pretty rain backup if you are planning an outdoor wedding.
Search together with your love online first. Enjoy these virtual research sessions in the comfort of your home and sip some wine as you dream, imagine and plan. Try to get the shortlist to 3-6 venues then book a viewing in person. From there you should be able to choose the place you will say your “I Dos.” So here is a list of Vancouver wedding venues. We’re sure you will see many of these pop up often during your research.
A wedding at The Vancouver Club is sure to be pure bridal elegance every moment of the day. With luxury as a priority, this venue suits the modern bride and groom who appreciate the finer things in life. Get married in the rooftop garden surrounded by flowers and with an urban cityscape that is dazzling and spectacular. Or celebrate your nuptials inside the Georgian Room with a white fireplace that can be regally decorated as the alter. The natural light flows into this room beautifully.
Whichever you choose for your ceremony we would want to take photos in both places. Then you can get the best of both worlds with the modern rooftop and the traditional Georgian room. The food at The Vancouver Club is outstanding. Often guests comment it is the best they have ever experienced. From the taste to the presentation the dishes are all very special.
The attention to detail that The Vancouver Club staff have is notably top notch. You can expect the very best from this venue during any visit and for the wedding couple, it’s elevated even higher!
The 45-minute drive from Downtown Vancouver is for sure worth it once you arrive at this paradise of tranquillity set on top of Eagle Mountain. The Westwood Plateau Golf Course is an effortless blend of luxury services and rustic surroundings with every detail taken care of for you.
There are daytime and evening wedding packages to choose from which include pretty much everything you could dream of for your wedding day. One look at the wedding reception menus and you will know the food will be one of the many highlights of the day.
Your guests will be enjoying signature cocktails and canapés as we sneak away to explore the gardens and take intimate and romantic couple photos after the ceremony. Photo opportunities at this gorgeous place are awe-inspiring and limitless.
If you are looking for a wedding venue that offers panoramic water and mountain views in an authentic and natural environment you will be defiantly wanting to add Cecil Green Park House to the shortlist.
Imagine your newlywed portraits on the cobblestone walkways that wind around the graceful Tudor-style heritage mansion in Vancouver. The old-world mansion is picture-perfect and the gardens are simply exquisite. The happy team of wedding professionals at Cecil Green Park House live for weddings and might be as excited as you are for the big day.
The vibe here is high as is the service and surroundings. Your wedding is overflowing with epic moments right here.
If you envisage exchanging vows and rings in a location that is warm, traditional and evokes a feeling of home away from home then check out Hart House Restaurant. Depending on the season you can get married on the lawn beside a picturesque lake and dine in a glamorous white tent draped with flowing fabric and decorated with chandeliers. The look and style are luxurious-looking and have open walls on some sides and even a heater if guests feel a little chilly. The dance floor is included as this place knows how to throw a high-vibes wedding event.
Of course, food and drink are an outstanding feature of the day at Hart House Restaurant and a food tasting is included when you confirm the wedding.
Escape city life and discover the Swansea Bay Resort and Country Club where weddings are always beautiful. Honestly out of the four ceremony venue options I love them all equally. From a photography point of view, the backdrops for the ceremony are all uniquely stunning.
The Garden Birch Terrace with the mountains in the background is a touch rustic and certainly lush for an outdoor wedding. Plus the long entrance across the lawn for the bride and her bridal party is amazing.
Then you have the main lawn which is a wide-open space that has the wow factor from all sides. The Sunset Patio as the name suggests is perfect for a sunset ceremony. The light filters through the trees in a way wedding photographers in Vancouver pray for.
Finally, you can be indoors at the Center Spotlight in the Grand Ballroom. It is fabulously grand with floor to ceiling windows so you still get gorgeous views from the comfort of the ballroom. So many choices at this venue!
Fresh air with mountain views will greet your wedding guests as they arrive for your wedding. Yours will be a wedding that is talked about for a long time if you get married at the Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club.
This 1912 historic brick building is a favourite place for wedding photographers with charming corners to be discovered everywhere. Every time I notice another little area that is calling out to be photographed with a couple as the main feature.
The space includes two floors, patios and a spacious dining area as well as many smaller dining areas in case you are having a micro wedding. With private rooms for up to 25 people or a larger space that can fit nearly 100 guests, it can be styled and decorated for any kind of wedding. A lovely place for wedding photos and celebrating your love.
Hycroft Manor is a heritage building within the University Women’s Club of Vancouver grounds. Couples are drawn to the view terrace, the heritage garden and the romantic balcony which are all quaint areas for your wedding ceremony. The Edwardian building is charming and the English-style garden with statue features makes you feel like you are in Europe. Although this isn’t a budget venue it’s affordable, especially if you are planning a small wedding or elopement.
There is something so romantic about a wedding near the water. The fresh air and casual vibe of the boatie lifestyle certainly beckon many couples planning on getting married. Set on the Frazer River the boathouse floats on the water. The modern space looks impressive from the inside and outside with huge floor to ceiling windows to light up the day. You have the option of getting married outdoors if you are having a small affair of 30 guests or less. We can achieve a diverse collection of images at the boathouse including dreamy waterside couple shots and images with your loved ones.
You will fall instantly in love with the Celebration Pavilion. Lush gardens and lots of natural greenery surrounds the inner-city venue. Shooting brides and grooms around here give me a feeling of pure joy and in Spring and Fall, it is especially beautiful. Let’s tell your love story in the most intimate and romantic way at Queen Elizabeth Park. The gardens are whimsical and fresh and so perfectly ideal for wedding photography.
Make your wedding vision a reality with the help of the dedicated staff at The Vancouver Convention Center. The waterfront location is ideal for stylish weddings and events. You have a selection of venues all with stunning views of the water and mountains. You can decorate the interiors of this Vancouver wedding venue tastefully in a range of styles.
Let’s make plenty of time for bridal party photos. There are many nice areas for photography and also the place is huge. The city lights look amazing at night so we might need to get some night shots outdoors too.
This 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city is all about the experience. The interior design, service and ambiance are thoughtful and appeals to all five senses. Perfection is present on levels that are both subtle and obvious. That is the essence of the Rosewood brand.
The heritage venue has a selection of gorgeous spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This includes a Spanish ballroom that is just everything. An opulent space with very intricate architectural features and a romantic Romeo and Juliet-style balcony, the ballroom is perfect for weddings – may be yours!
The Rosewood staff is very professional and experienced when it comes to executing weddings with a creative flair and absolute dedication you deserve. Don’t be afraid to ask for anything you need because they always do their best to make guest’s wishes come true.
This dreamy venue reminds us of a fairytale setting with an exotic Asian influence. Depending on the size of your bridal celebrations you can rent the gardens, courtyards, halls or pavilions. Photographing in such a culturally rich place warms my heart. The natural environment combined with historical architecture makes it a unique and desirable location.
We hope this list of enchanting Vancouver wedding venues has inspired you both. We are lucky to have so many epic wedding venues in Vancouver. Let’s sign off with a great idea. Many couples find several places they adore. If that happens why not use two venues? One venue for the wedding and another for a wedding event such as a bachelorette party or welcome dinner before the wedding. Or even for your honeymoon if there is accommodation. That way you still get to spend time at your close second choice of venue.
If you are looking for a Vancouver wedding photographer I’m always happy to share my knowledge of what we see and hear behind the scenes. If you are on the verge of choosing a Vancouver wedding venue but hesitating feel free to drop me a line. I will always give you my honest opinion.
This is the most important day of your life so the venue must have all you need and want. If something is missing (like quality service or outstanding food) you want to find out now. That is why I am here to help with photography and anything else regarding your best day ever.